I went for a walk today. Normally I walk around a walking track. Today though I decided to break with routine and walk a different route. I started walking the paved sidewalk along a busy thoroughfare in our town. It was overcast and cool. I enjoyed the change of scenery and started looking around.
Across the street from where I was walking the ground has been broken for a new subdivision. The land, once green and flourishing, is now brown and broken. Its rather depressing in appearance. Just beyond the dry ground though was the greenest field I have ever seen. A ray of sun had broken thorough the clouds and was shining on the field. It was green and full of life. If you wanted to get to that field from where I was standing though, you would have had to go right through the brown and dry places.
It was one of those moments that I know God made just for me. Our memory verse this week in tot school comes from Deuteronomy 8:15. “He will lead you through the vast desert, that thirsty and waterless land,” and this was the perfect visual.
So often in our Christian walk we are asked to go places and do things that don’t make sense rationally. For seasons of our life it seems that we are just wandering, tired and broken, in the desert. We have to remember though that He is leading us. We might not know where, but we know that He is faithful, and if we follow Him we will be led through that thirsty and waterless land to pastures of plenty.